Developer: Ubisoft Montreal | Year: 2014 | List Price: $14.99 | Buy from Amazon
Child of Light is a game that defies expectations. Developed by Ubisoft Montréal, one would expect a sweeping world and realistic graphics, but Child of Light opts instead for a watercolour, indie-esque feel. Also, it contains many staples of classic JRPGs even though it was produced in Québec. Child of Light is a special game, and playing through its roughly 12-hour main story was an experience unlike that of any other game I’ve tried before. It certainly is, to my knowledge at least, the only QRPG to have ever existed!
Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2001 | List Price: ~$34.99 | Buy from Amazon
It may be hard to believe, but I’ve been playing video games for 10 years now, and yet the only non-handheld console we actually own is a Nintendo GameCube that we got from a friend a couple of months ago. Though it is over a decade old and didn’t even sell very well when it was out, due to competition from the PS2, the Nintendo GameCube is still beloved my many fans. But is it worth buying in this day and age? Find out as we take a look at the flaws and triumphs of one of the most unique video game consoles of all time.
Developer: Yacht Club Games | Year: 2014 | List Price: $14.99 | Buy from Steam
I first heard about this game earlier this year and thought nothing of it. But Shovel Knight has received so much hype since its release that despite the fact that I reject platformers by principle, I simply had to buy it. Touted by some as the best modern retro style game, and by others more as the best 2D platformer, I wondered what the kerfuffle was all about. Now, having completed the entire adventure front to back, I have to say that I was not in the least bit disappointed.